Facebook Video Survey Scam - "Great White Rips Captain Apart in Just a Few Secs"
June 6, 2014
June 2, 2014
The Facebook post below: "Great White Rips Captain apart in Just a Few Secs," is a Facebook video survey scam, created to trick Facebook users into completing surveys, "liking" or sharing a fake Facebook website. The post promises Facebook users a video depicted by the image in it, but there is no video.
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Great White Rips Captain apart in Just a Few Secs : Facebook Video Survey Scam
Great White Rips Captain apart in Just a Few Secs
Clicking on this Facebook post (DO NOT) will only take you to the fake Facebook web site: mpegvids.charioght.com.
Now, clicking the image, which appears as a video, on the fake web page will ask you to share.
Clicking this fake shared "Restricted Video" dialog box will only ask you to like, share the same page or complete surveys in order to verify your age. But, this not a age verification process, it is only a scam designed to trick you into spreading this scam to your Facebook friends, by sharing a fake Facebook web page.
It is this fake Facebook web page that the scammers want you to "like" or share, which will make it popular. Once the page is popular, these scammers can sell it to online marketers or other scammers. They will also make money from the surveys that are completed by gullible Facebook users who were tricked into completing them.
Now, if you have shared and "liked" this fake Facebook post, please remove all shared Facebook posts and "unlike" it. For information about about removing things that you have 'liked', shared or posted on Facebook, please click here
If you are asked to share, "like”, complete surveys in order to view a video, picture or other content, is the first sign that you are being tricked or scammed. You do not need to do any of these things in order to view any content on Facebook and the rest of the internet.
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